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18 May 2023

Reviving History, Oakland’s Historic Smitty’s Cocktails is Rescued

Smitty’s Cocktails, one of Oakland’s oldest dive bars, has remained closed and abandoned since the COVID-19 shutdowns in March 2020. However, a pair of seasoned bar owners have come forward to rescue the bar, located at 3339 Grand Avenue. Future co-owner, Shari Murphy, spilled the beans to me a few

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15 Jul 2015

The 7 Best Rock and Roll Bars of Oakland

We give you this list, the very best of the bars sporting the hardest rock and roll attitude and aesthetic in the 510.
Guest Post By Kit Friday

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